Newport Storm – Alyssa (Cyclone Series)

Well, this is one of those beers that is difficult to review for me because I think it is not really within the traditional parameters of the style, but I still quite enjoyed it. So, not worrying about it too much, I’m going to comment on the drink itself, rather than its stylistic attributes.

Unattractive label, but attractive beer. Deep brown with a good head. Some slight smoke in the aroma.

To me this thing drinks more like a fruity Belgian Strong Ale. There’s a mess of fruity esters upfront and some strong alcohol too. Good thick mouthfeel and a nice, but small, bitter finish.

Brown Ale? Not so sure, but a pretty interesting beer. I’m not sure if the brewer go what they intended here, but it’s a pretty drinkable ale nonetheless. Sort of a nice mess!

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07/03/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.9 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4
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